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#4811748 - 07/11/18 08:39 PM Is Wix that good?
NHRATA Offline


Registered: 04/13/16
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I've always bought AC Delco filters for my GM vehicles. Wix seems to get a lot of attention around here, so I thought I would look into them. I went to my local O'Reilly's and it looks like they are around $8 per filter. For that price I can nearly get 2 AC Delco filters at Walmart. Is Wix really worth it?

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#4811752 - 07/11/18 08:43 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21322
Loc: Orlando, FL
Wix is high quality, unfortunately they lack the distribution and marketing like AC Delco, Fram or Purolator.

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#4811766 - 07/11/18 08:56 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
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Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Buy Fram Tough Guard for a little under $7 at Walmart. There are all kinds of deals on filters on the web too. Rockauto and Ebay have plenty of deals.

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#4811769 - 07/11/18 08:57 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: Mr Nice]
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18275
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Wix is high quality, unfortunately they lack the distribution and marketing like AC Delco, Fram or Purolator.


^^This.

The only place that sells Wix around here is O'Reilly. I wish Walmart would start selling them.
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#4811770 - 07/11/18 08:57 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
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Orileys is expensive on wix filters. Napa is just as bad anymore but run really good sales on the from time to time.
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#4811771 - 07/11/18 08:58 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: Mr Nice]
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Funny in a way.... I've seen Wix in NASCAR on the hood of cars that Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer drove in.

Wix.. the regular filter is a very good filter. 95% @ 20 microns which gave the capacity to be able to run 12k to 15k miles in a well maintained motor.
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#4811776 - 07/11/18 09:01 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
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The best oil filter is the air filter and sealed intake plumbing . The most important thing about an oil filter marketing claims aside is that it doesn't fail.
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#4811796 - 07/11/18 09:14 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
Nick1994 Offline


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They is that good.
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#4811798 - 07/11/18 09:14 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 20472
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
Originally Posted By: NHRATA
I've always bought AC Delco filters for my GM vehicles. Wix seems to get a lot of attention around here, so I thought I would look into them. I went to my local O'Reilly's and it looks like they are around $8 per filter. For that price I can nearly get 2 AC Delco filters at Walmart. Is Wix really worth it?


The AC Delco PF64 for my Corvette is $6.47 at Walmart and I paid under $7 for a NAPA Gold (same as Wix) from NAPA. The quality of Wix made filters is much higher than AC Delco, it's worth it even if it's double the price (but in most cases it's not)

I still prefer the Fram Ultra though, it's even better than the Wix/NAPA Gold.
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#4811801 - 07/11/18 09:16 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
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Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 154
Loc: ma
Are they better than the OEM ACDelco ones I've been buying?

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#4811812 - 07/11/18 09:25 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
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Which Wix is 99%+ efficiency.
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#4811821 - 07/11/18 09:37 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
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Registered: 11/05/11
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Meh...filtration efficiency is overrated lol..i like the cheapo filters..granted my car is an old econobox so that might impact my decisions. Always thought the proselects were great for the price. Solid build construction..sure efficiency not comparable to a Fram Ultra but it does the job just fine for 3$. If I had a newer car id likely use OEM or Napa Gold or Fram Ultra. I also do short oil change intervals so itd likely be a waste using an ultra on a 3-5k mile interval.
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#4811822 - 07/11/18 09:38 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: Mr Nice]
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6342
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Wix is high quality, unfortunately they lack the distribution and marketing like AC Delco, Fram or Purolator.


Wix is sold at every Napa. It's just called Napa Gold smile

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#4811827 - 07/11/18 09:42 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 6269
Loc: MI
Originally Posted By: NHRATA
Are they better than the OEM ACDelco ones I've been buying?


Do you have any idea what the quality of the ACDelco filters are in order to compare them? I have no dog in this fight and spent just a few seconds searching the web, but it seems that at one time WIX was making filters for ACDelco. Champion Labs was making filters for them. And now with Fram owning Champion, the ACDelco filters are now technically made by Fram???

Numerous threads question the quality of ACDelco filters: one example - https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c6-corvette-general-discussion/3165118-pf48-vs-upf48r-6.html


People associate ACDelco as OEM GM products, but I'm thinking that ACDelco is to GM like Motorcraft is to Ford. They are aftermarket divisions of the manufacturer and sometimes the parts are NOT the same as OEM. Just my opinion based on the fact I have bought Motorcraft labeled parts that are NOT OEM quality.

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#4811850 - 07/11/18 10:22 PM Re: Is Wix that good? [Re: NHRATA]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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Well I've been using WIX/Napa Gold filters for about 20 years. I use some Frams too. But on vehicles that have a tendency to drain back over night like my last Saab, the only filter that would hold the oil in the galleries was the WIX.

I also use Baldwins for some things. Either Wix or Baldwin have very tough canisters and threaded heads. So if you are running off road and using 2 qt filters where they stick down at the same level as the pan, WIX/Napa Gold are a good choice. They take lots of thrown rocks and stuff w/o a whimper.

On marine applications there is less worry about rust through from bilge water if not changed on schedule.

So it depends on where your question is coming from ...


Edited by BrocLuno (07/11/18 10:24 PM)
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